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How to fix QuickBooks error 6189?

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QuickBooks error code 6189, 816 is a run-time error. You may encounter this error when trying to run QuickBooks Desktop or opening a company file (.QBW) on a multi-user network. Although the message that appears with this error contains a few details (as you can see in Figure 1), users can still find it difficult to find its exact cause and correct it.

Solutions to Fix QuickBooks Desktop Error 6189, 816
Try the following solutions to resolve the QuickBooks error 6189, 816:

Solution 1 – Fix Company File using QuickBooks Tools Hub
QuickBooks Tools Hub helps fix common errors, including company file issues, network issues, etc. To use this tool, follow these steps:

Step 1: Download and Install QuickBooks Tools Hub
To do so, do the following:

Exit QuickBooks application.
Download the QuickBooks Tool Hub file (QuickBooksToolHub.exe).
Save the downloaded file to a location you can easily find (such as Windows desktop).
Open the downloaded file.
In the window that appears, follow the steps provided to install the tool.
Once the installation is complete, double-click the icon on your Windows desktop to open the tool.

Step 2: Run Fix my Program from the Tools Hub.
QuickBooks Tools Hub has a set of tools that helps troubleshoot different types of errors or problem when opening company file. To resolve the issue, follow these steps:

In the QuickBooks Tools Hub, choose Program Problems.
Next, choose Quick Fix my Program.
Start QuickBooks Desktop, and then open your .QBW data file.


I hope both these methods will be helpful!

Mark Wilson


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